Top executives in the education sector say they draw inspiration from colleagues, students, interactions with critics of their products, and other industries.
The Clayton County district in Georgia is looking for book jobber services from qualified firms. Delaware’s Department of Education needs PD services for teachers, while the St. Louis Board of Education is looking for instructional materials and training in mathematics for grades 3-8.
Many companies designing games for the education space are falling short in anticipating the demands of special-needs populations, attendees of the recent ED Games Expo said.
Investors are likely to set a higher bar for financially backing education companies over the next year, even as they look to put their money behind new product areas.
The cloud-based software provider says its grants to school districts, including Chicago, Indianapolis, and San Francisco, have totaled $67 million over the years.
In K-12 dealmaking news, Pearson’s first investments from its venture capital arm have been announced, and a Nashville-based startup that provides parent feedback to schools raises $1 million.
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John Fallon led Pearson through a transformation away from serving as a traditional publisher, though the company has struggled with sales in the U.S. college materials market.
A Utah state foundation is partnering with business leaders to form a $4 million philanthropic fund that aims, in part, to boost computer science teaching in the state, where just over half of high schools teach the subject.